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Is self-management the future of agile?

Is self-management the future of agile?
By Jurriaan Kamer • Issue #9 • View online
One of the agile principles reads: 
Build projects around motivated individuals … self-organizing teams … and trust them to get the job done.
However many organizations and leaders end up adopting agile frameworks with the same plan-and-predict mindset they’ve always had. Too frequently, the old, centralized, command-and-control system of management remains in place.
We can’t deal with the increasing world of complexity and unpredictability by doing more controlling, planning and prediction. We have to let go of our linear, reductionist mindset and instead aim for self-management enabled by servant leadership. We have to go beyond agile.
That’s all great, but where to start? In this newsletter I’ll share a few articles that can help.
Also, next Tuesday I’m speaking at the Agile Holland meetup and there are still a few spots left. If it’s full, put yourself on the waiting list and I’ll see what I can do.

Meetup: Is the future of Agile self organizing?
How to Build High-Performing, Self-Managed Teams
Transforming the pyramid to an agile organization - YouTube
This company achieves 100% customer satisfaction with 0% managers
Beyond Agile: Why Agile Hasn’t Fixed Your Problems
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Jurriaan Kamer

Change how the world works! On organization design, culture change, the future of work, adaptive and responsive organizations, servant leadership and my book Formula X.

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